McPhee releases are running about 30 CFS and are scheduled to rise to 50 CFS on March 16 and run through March 31. April releases are unknown, but anticipated between 50 100 CFS. The March 1, 2011 Official Forecast shows McPhee April July inflow of 255,000 AF, very similar to the last two years. On the positive side, McPhee Reservoir elevation is back up to 6897, which means were starting out with an additional 24,000 AF in active storage compared to spring of 2010. Putting these conditions into the Annual Operating Plan yields about 60,000 AF to be released in approximately 32 days starting around May 12, 2011. Long term precipitation outlooks (NOAA) remain dry, primarily due to La Nina conditions in the Pacific that feed moisture into our area. If March snow pack comes in near normal, about 2 of Snow Water Equivalent or approximately 18 to 24 of snow depth in the mountains, then the forecast run off should remain unchanged into April near 60,000 AF. Other conditions we will monitor include an early melt and run off raising the reservoir earlier than anticipated.